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  • » Higher Certificate of Science in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate of Science in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education
    CAO Code  LY906
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Years
    Standard Code Places:  24
    Fundation Places:  2
    FETAC Places:  2
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Course for You?  
    This is a two year programme designed to introduce students to the disciplines involved in early years’ education. The programme provides an introduction to a wide range of theoretical and practical skills including the developing child, children’s behavior, curriculum studies, creativity and imagination, child protection, child health and practical methods of engaging children through play. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in work placement settings. Students, on successful completion of the HC may progress to the BSc (Hons) ECCHE or choose to work within the early years’ education sector.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    At least five Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish at OD3 or higher (not Foundation Level Irish), and Maths at OD3/FB2/HE.
    or
    Have obtained a full FETAC Level 5 5M2786/DCHCC or 5M2009/DCHSC including distinctions in at least three of the following modules:
    • D20153/5N1770:                      Working in Childcare
    • D20159/5N1765:                      Caring for Children
    • D20005/5N1764:                      Child Development
    • D20007/5N1773:                Early Childhood Education
    Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2.
    FETAC Quota
    A quota of 2 places is reserved for those presenting FETAC results. For further information on FETAC applications please see FETAC.
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí. If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily. If it is not, students will not be able to fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course. Students will also be vetted prior to placement by the relevant placement provider.
    What will I study?
    In addition to the modules listed below, workshops and seminars may be held.
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1   Introduction to Psychology & Sociology Mandatory  10  8
      Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory  5  5
      Professional Scholarship Mandatory  5  6
      Education & Play Mandatory  10  10
     1/2   Early Years Environment Mandatory  10  8
      Curriculum Studies Mandatory  5  6
      Child Protection and Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory  10  8
      Understanding Children’s Behaviour Mandatory  5  6
     2/3   Creativity in the Early Years Mandatory  5  6
      Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Mandatory  10  8
      Child Health & Disability Mandatory  10  8
      Children & Families Support Mandatory  5  4
     2/4   Practice Placement 1 Mandatory  30  30hrs x 12wks
    Learning Outcomes 
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of an Early Years practitioner;
    • Understand child development, learning theories and early childhood pedagogy;
    • Reflect upon contemporary issues in early childhood education, family studies, and research;
    • Appreciate the cultural contexts of early childhood settings and the diversity of children and families who experience these contexts;
    • Develop a broad foundation of professional practice to effectively undertake the role of early childhood practitioner;
    • Integrate and apply key skills and knowledge in work based projects;
    • Communicate with confidence and empathy and understand the relevance of reflection as learning and self-development tool;
    • Develop increasing competence and capacity as an independent student.
    Placement
    Placement is an integral part of the programme and provides students with an opportunity to learn from experience through supervised practice. Experiential learning in this way provides opportunities to reflect on practice and to apply theory to practice. The work placement also provides the student with opportunities for observation and engagement in needs assessment, early childhood curriculum planning and implementation.
    Follow-on Courses
    Students who successfully complete the Higher Certificate at the required standard are eligible to apply for entry into the Degree programme which is available internally at LYIT or through a range of other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    The Childcare Act (1991) and ensuing regulation of early childhood care and education together with other national initiatives has created a strong demand for graduates of childcare studies who are able to work across traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries. Consequently, childcare and education is a rapidly expanding service that is providing career and further educational opportunities for graduates.
    The main employers are:
    • Private Sector Childcare Facilities such as crèches, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, homework clubs;
    • The Health Services – special needs services, family support services and community services
    • Primary Schools – classroom assistant;
    • Other Public Services – specialist advisor, researcher, social planning.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Higher Certificate in Health and Social Care

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Health and Social Care
    CAO Code  LY916
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Years
    Standard Code Places:  24
    Fundation Places:  2
    FETAC Places:  2 (FETAC quota considered on round zero only)
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Course for You?
    This is a two year programme designed to introduce students to the disciplines involved in health and social care studies. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a broad range of modules in both the practical and theoretical aspects of health and social care practice and on successful completion may progress to the BSc Health and Social Care or work in either voluntary or statutory areas of the health and social care arena.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    At least five Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish at OD3 or higher (not Foundation Level Irish) and Maths at OD3/FB2/HE.
    or
    Have obtained a full FETAC Level 5 5M2786/DCHCC or 5M2009/DCHSC including distinctions in at least three of the following modules:
    • • D20032/5N1770:                      Human Growth & Development
    • • D20003/5N1765:                     Care Provision & Practice
    • • D20165/5N1764:                     Safety & Health at Work
    • • G20001/5N0690:                      Communications
    • • D20163/5N2770:                      Care Skills 
    • • D20164/5N0758:                      Care Support 
    Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2.
    Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí. If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily. If it is not, students will not be able to fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course. Students will also be vetted prior to placement by the relevant placement provider.
    What will I study?
    In addition to the modules listed below, workshops and seminars may be held.
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introduction to Psychology & Sociology Mandatory  10  8
     Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory  5  5
     Professional Scholarship Mandatory  5  6
     Recreational Activities Mandatory  10  8
     1/2  Health Promotion Mandatory  5  5
     Ageing & Care Mandatory  10  10
     Child Protection and Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory  10  8
      Psychological Health & Well-being Mandatory  5  5
     2/3  Law & Ethics Mandatory  5  6
     Preparation for Practice Mandatory  10  7
     Disability Studies Mandatory  10  9
     Children &Families Support Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Practice Placement 1 Mandatory  5  30hrs x 12wks
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of a health & social care practitioner in Ireland;
    • Review psycho-social, cultural, legal, ethical and organisational contexts of health and social care practice;
    • Integrate and apply key skills and knowledge in work based projects;
    • Know and understand the skills and values associated with child protection work and work with vulnerable persons;
    • Communicate with confidence and empathy and understand the relevance of reflection as a learning and self-development tool;
    • Develop increasing competence and capacity as an independent learner.
    Placement
    Placement is an integral part of the course.  It will provide the student with exposure to a range of the Healthcare and Social settings for the purpose of acquiring skills to meet the holistic needs of a range of client groups. It will also allow for the student to reflect on his/her practice.
    Follow-on Courses
    Students who successfully complete the Higher Certificate at the required standard are eligible to apply for entry to the Level 7 Degree programme which is available internally at LYIT and thereafter the level 8 Honours degree in Health and Social Care.  Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    On completion of this programme students will have a wide range of transferable skills applicable to a broad spectrum of areas to include residential childcare, intellectual disability services, respite services, adult services, older people, health promotion, Women’s Aid, nursing homes, youth work and community development.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in General Nursing

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in General Nursing
    CAO Code: Standard/ Mature  LY908/ LY938
    LYIT internal code  LY_NNRSG_B
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  20
    Mature Code Places:  4
    FETAC/NCVA Places:  1
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme may suit those who wish to pursue an interesting and worthwhile career in the caring services. Applicants should have:
    • An interest in acquiring the skills necessary to work with and care for people suffering from a wide variety of physical health problems.
    • A capacity to analyse problems and apply solutions based on best practice.
    • Good communication skills.
    • An interest in working with people who are ill and in need of care and support.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Standard Code applicants must have passed at least 6 Leaving Certificate subjects, including the following subjects & results:
    • English or Irish 0D3 or better (not Foundation Level Irish)
    • Mathematics 0D3 (not Foundation Level Mathematics) (UK/NI Grade C or higher CG(S)E)
    • A laboratory science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry joint or Agricultural Science) (UK/NI Grade C or higher GC(S)E
    • Three other subjects
    • A minimum of Grade C3 in at least two higher-level papers (UK/ N.I. minimum of two A levels)
    • A minimum of grade of D3 in the remaining papers.

    Or

    Have equivalent educational qualifications to those outlined above. The minimum entry requirements may be accumulated from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate or an equivalent examination. All applicants who meet the minimum requirements or who are taking the correct combination of subjects in the Leaving Certificate, or an equivalent examination are eligible to apply and will be ranked and selected on points.
    Mature Applicants
    A quota of 5 places is allocated specifically for mature applicants on this programme. Mature Applicants (aged 23 or over on January 1st in the year of application) who do not meet the minimum educational requirements should apply via the CAO, using the mature code, before February 1st. These applicants will be required to undertake an aptitude test and interview (organised by An Bord Altranais). Candidates are advised to prepare well for interview and may find it useful to undertake some research of their own so that they have a broad overview of their chosen career. Mature applicants who fail to use the correct code or who apply after February 1st will be treated as standard applicants and will be assessed only the basis of Leaving Cert (or equivalent ) results presented.
    Further information regarding the selection procedures applying to mature applicants should be obtained from the Nursing Careers Centre at An Bord Altranais well in advance of application closing dates.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/Semester Proposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits Class hours per week
     1/1  Biological & Related Sciences 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Introduction to Social And Behavioural Sciences Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Learn Research & IT 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Introduction to Nursing Mandatory  5  6
     Nursing Skills 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     1/2  Biological & Related Sciences 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Sociology And Lifespan Psychology Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Learn Research And IT - 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Fundamentals of General Nursing Practice Mandatory  5  6
     Nursing Skills 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     2/3  Individual Differences Sociology And Law 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Family Health Mandatory  10  10
     Primary Health Care Mandatory  5  6
     Personal and Professional Development 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     2/4  Individual Differences Sociology And Law 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Respiratory & Cardiovascular Nursing Mandatory  10  10
     Specialist Nursing Mandatory  5  6
     Personal and Professional Development 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     3/5  Sociology Abnormal Psychology & Law Mandatory  5  5
     Neurological Nursing Mandatory  10  8
     Musculoskeletal Nursing & Care of the Older Person Mandatory  5  6
     Personal and Professional Development 3 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     3/6  Sociology Health Psychology & Law Mandatory  5  5
     Gastro-intestinal & Endocrine Nursing Mandatory  10  8
     Personal and Professional Development 4 Mandatory  5  6
     Nutrition & Health Elective  5  6
     Complimentary Therapies Elective  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     4/7  Preparation for Professional Practice Mandatory  5  6
     Renal & Related Nursing Mandatory  10  8
     Perspectives in Nursing Management Mandatory  5  5
     First Aid Elective  5  6
     Counselling Elective  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     4/8  Taught Clinical Placement
    (36 Week Internship)
    Mandatory  30  39
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course the graduate will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding in the following specialist areas and be able to apply this to the practice of general nursing:
    • Biological & Related Sciences
    • Social & Behavioural Sciences
    • General Nursing Practice Studies
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Health Studies and Applied Research
    • Taught Clinical Placement
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may transfer to programmes at LYIT leading to the award of Higher Diploma in any of the following clinical nursing specialties:
    • Critical Care Nursing
    • Accident and Emergency Nursing
    • Peri-operative Theatre Nursing
    • Tissue Viability and Wound Management Nursing
    • Renal Nursing
    • Orthopaedic Nursing
    • Care of the Older Person Nursing
    Please note that the above programmes are only offered subject to Health Service Executive need. Thus all programmes may not be available every year. For further details contact the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
    Progression to programmes leading to the award Post-graduate Diploma or Masters Degree, or in some case, to programmes leading to the award of a Doctoral Degree is possible.
    Follow up courses elsewhere include:
    Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education
    Post Graduate Diploma in various clinical nursing specialties.
    Progression internationally to second cycle (i.e. “Bologna masters”) degree programmes is also possible.
    What are the job prospects?
    The main employers are:
    • The Health Service Executive
    • Other Public Services
    • Private Sector Nursing Homes
    Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
    • Staff Nurse
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Clinical Nurse Manager
    • Nursing Lecturer
    According to the feedback we received from our First Destination survey, the starting salary for recent graduates was €29, 744. The prospects for nursing graduates are very good with the majority of graduates finding suitable employment immediately on successful completion of the programme.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Maura Pidgeon, Head of Department of Nursing & Health Studies, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: maura.pidgeon@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186303
    • Altranais Web Site: www.nursingboard.ie

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Psychiatric Nursing

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Psychiatric Nursing
    CAO Code: Standard/ Mature  LY918/ LY948
    LYIT internal code  LY_NNRSP_B
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  14
    Mature Code Places:  5
    FETAC/NCVA Places:  1
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme may suit those who wish to pursue an interesting and worthwhile career in the caring services. Applicants should have
    • An interest in acquiring the skills necessary to work with and care for people suffering from a wide variety of physical health problems.
    • A capacity to analyse problems and apply solutions based on best practice.
    • Good communication skills.
    • An interest in working with people who have mental health problems and are in need of care, support and rehabilitation.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Standard Code applicants must have passed at least 6 Leaving Certificate subjects, including the following subjects & results:
    • English or Irish 0D3 or better (not Foundation Level Irish)
    • Mathematics 0D3 (not Foundation Level Mathematics) (UK/NI Grade C or higher CG(S)E)
    • A laboratory science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry joint or Agricultural Science) (UK/NI Grade C or higher CG(S)E)
    • Three other subjects
    • A minimum of Grade C3 in at least two higher-level papers (UK/ N.I. minimum of two A levels)
    • A minimum of grade of D3 in the remaining papers.

    Or

    Have equivalent educational qualifications to those outlined above. The minimum entry requirements may be accumulated from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate or an equivalent examination. All applicants who meet the minimum requirements or who are taking the correct combination of subjects in the Leaving Certificate, or an equivalent examination are eligible to apply and will be ranked and selected on points.
    • FETAC applicants click
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click
    Mature Applicants
    A quota of 9 places is allocated specifically for mature applicants on this programme. Mature Applicants (aged 23 or over on January 1st in the year of application) who do not meet the minimum educational requirements should apply via the CAO, using the mature code, before February 1st. These applicants will be required to undertake an aptitude test and interview (organised by An Bord Altranais). Candidates are advised to prepare well for interview and may find it useful to undertake some research of their own so that they have a broad overview of their chosen career. Mature applicant who fail to use the correct code or who apply after February 1st will be treated as standard applicants and will be assessed only the basis of Leaving Cert (or equivalent ) results presented.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/Semester Proposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits Class hours per week
     1/1  Biological & Related Sciences 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Introduction to Social And Behavioural Sciences Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Learn Research & IT 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Introduction to Nursing Mandatory  5  6
      Nursing Skills 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     1/2  Biological & Related Sciences 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Sociology And Lifespan Psychology Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Learn Research And IT - 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing Practice Mandatory  5  6
     Mental Health Nursing Skills 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     2/3  Applied Biological & Related Science 1 Mandatory  5  3
     Individual Differences Sociology & Law 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Mental Illness & Therapy Mandatory  5  7
     Primary Health Care Mandatory  5  6
     Personal and Professional Development 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     2/4  Applied Biological & Related Science 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Individual Differences Sociology & Law 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health Mandatory  5  6
     Mental Health Nursing Care Mandatory  5  6
     Personal and Professional Development 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     3/5  Applied Biological & Related Science 3 Mandatory  5  3
     Sociology Abnormal Psychology & Law Mandatory  5  5
     Mental Health Across the Lifespan Mandatory  5  5
     Specialist Approaches in Nursing Care Mandatory  5  6
     Personal and Professional Development 3 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     3/6  Applied Biological & Related Science 4 Mandatory  5  3
     Sociology Health Psychology & Law Mandatory  5  5
     Experiencing Mental Illness Mandatory  5  5
     Personal and Professional Development 4 Mandatory  5  6
     Nutrition & Health Elective  5  6
     Complimentary Therapies Elective  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     4/7  Applied Biological & Related Science 5 Mandatory  5  3
     Arts & Humanities in Mental Health Nursing Mandatory  5  6
     Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Nursing Mandatory  5  5
     Perspectives in Nursing Management Mandatory  5  5
     Culture & Diversity in Health Care Elective  5  6
     Counselling Elective  5  5
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     4/8  Taught Clinical Placement
    (36 Week Internship)
    Mandatory  30  39
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course the graduate will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding in the following specialist areas and be able to apply this to the practice of psychiatric nursing:
    • Biological & Related Sciences
    • Social & Behavioural Sciences
    • Mental Health Nursing Practice Studies
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Health Studies and Applied Research
    • Taught Clinical Placement
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may transfer to programmes at LYIT leading to the award of Higher Diploma in any of the following clinical nursing specialties:
    • Mental Health Nursing Care of the Adult
    • Mental Health Nursing Care of the Older Person
    Note that the above Higher Diploma programmes are only offered subject to Health Service Executive need. Thus all programmes may not be available every year. For further details contact the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
    Progression to programmes leading to the award Post-graduate Diploma or Masters Degree, or in some case, to programmes leading to the award of a Doctoral Degree is possible.
    Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education
    • Post Graduate Diploma in various clinical nursing specialties relevant to mental health.
    • Progression internationally to second cycle (i.e. “Bologna masters”) degree programmes is also possible.
    Career Opportunities
    The main employers are:
    • The Health Service Executive
    • Other Public Services
    • Private Sector Nursing Homes
    Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
    • Staff Nurse
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Clinical Nurse Manager
    • Nursing Lecturer
    According to the feedback we received from our First Destination survey, the starting salary for recent graduates was €30,453. The prospects for nursing graduates are very good with the majority of graduates finding suitable employment immediately on successful completion of the programme.
    Health Declaration & Garda Clearance
    See: Nursing Overview Page.
    FETAC/NCVA Applicants
    2 places on FETAC quota. See: Nursing Overview Page.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Intellectual Disability Nursing
    CAO Code: Standard/ Mature  LY928/ LY958
    LYIT internal code  LY_NNRSM_B
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  10
    Mature Code Places:  4
    FETAC/NCVA Places:  1
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme may suit those who wish to pursue an interesting and worthwhile career in the caring services. Applicants should have
    • An interest in acquiring the skills necessary to work with and care for people with a wide variety of intellectual disability problems
    • A capacity to analyse problems and apply solutions based on best practice.
    • Good communication skills.
    • An interest in working with people who have intellectual disability problems and are in need of education, care, support and rehabilitation.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Standard Code applicants must have passed at least 6 Leaving Certificate subjects, including the following subjects & results:
    • English or Irish 0D3 or better (not Foundation Level Irish)
    • Mathematics 0D3 (not Foundation Level Mathematics) (UK/NI Grade C or higher CG(S)E)
    • A laboratory science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry joint or Agricultural Science) (UK/NI Grade C or higher CG(S)E)
    • Three other subjects
    • A minimum of Grade C3 in at least two higher-level papers (UK/ N.I. minimum of two A levels)
    • A minimum of grade of D3 in the remaining papers.

    Or

    Have equivalent educational qualifications to those outlined above. The minimum entry requirements may be accumulated from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate or an equivalent examination. All applicants who meet the minimum requirements or who are taking the correct combination of subjects in the Leaving Certificate, or an equivalent examination are eligible to apply and will be ranked and selected on points.
    • FETAC applicants click
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click
    Mature Applicants
    A quota of 9 places is allocated specifically for mature applicants on this programme. Mature Applicants (aged 23 or over on January 1st in the year of application) who do not meet the minimum educational requirements should apply via the CAO, using the mature code, before February 1st. These applicants will be required to undertake an aptitude test and interview (organised by An Bord Altranais). Candidates are advised to prepare well for interview and may find it useful to undertake some research of their own so that they have a broad overview of their chosen career. Mature applicant who fail to use the correct code or who apply after February 1st will be treated as standard applicants and will be assessed only the basis of Leaving Cert (or equivalent ) results presented.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/Semester Proposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits Class hours per week
     1/1  Biological & Related Sciences 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Introduction to Social And Behavioural Sciences Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Learn Research & IT 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Introduction to Nursing Mandatory  5  6
     Nursing Skills 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     1/2  Biological & Related Sciences 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Sociology And Lifespan Psychology Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Learn Research And IT - 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Concepts & Aetiology of Intellectual Disability Mandatory  5  6
     Principles of Intellectual Disability Nursing 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     2/3  Applied Biological & Related Science 1 Mandatory  5  3
     Individual Differences Sociology & Law 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Principles of Intellectual Disability Nursing 2 Mandatory  5  7
     Primary Health Care Mandatory  5  6
     Personal and Professional Development 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     2/4  Applied Biological & Related Science 2 Mandatory  5  3
     Individual Differences Sociology & Law 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Assessment & Skills Development Mandatory  5  6
     Transitions & Interpersonal Relationships Mandatory  5  7
     Personal and Professional Development 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     3/5  Applied Biological & Related Science 3 Mandatory  5  3
     Sociology Abnormal Psychology & Law Mandatory  5  5
     Behaviours that Challenge 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Living Options & Support Networks Mandatory  5  6
     Personal and Professional Development 3 Mandatory  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     3/6  Applied Biological & Related Science 4 Mandatory  5  3
     Sociology Health Psychology & Law Mandatory  5  5
     Behaviours that Challenge 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Personal and Professional Development 4 Mandatory  5  6
     Nutrition & Health Elective  5  6
     Complimentary Therapies Elective  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     4/7  Applied Biological & Related Science 5 Mandatory  5  3
     Physical & Psychological Illness in Intellectual Disability Mandatory  5  6
     Principles of Intellectual Disability Nursing 3 Mandatory  5  5
     Perspectives in Nursing Management Mandatory  5  5
     Culture & Diversity in Health Care Elective  5  6
     Counselling Elective  5  6
     Taught Clinical Placement Mandatory  5  35
     4/8  Taught Clinical Placement
    (36 Week Internship)
    Mandatory  30  39
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course the graduate will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding in the following specialist areas and be able to apply this to the practice of disability nursing:
    • Biological & Related Sciences
    • Social & Behavioural Sciences
    • Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice Studies
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Health Studies and Applied Research
    • Taught Clinical Placement
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may transfer to programmes at LYIT leading to the award of Higher Diploma in any of the following clinical nursing specialties:
    • Intellectual Disability Nursing – Challenging Behaviour
    • Intellectual Disability Nursing - Care of the Older Person
    Please note that the above programmes are only offered subject to Health Service Executive need. Thus all programmes may not be available every year. For further details contact the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
    Progression to programmes leading to the award Post-graduate Diploma or Masters Degree, or in some case, to programmes leading to the award of a Doctoral Degree is possible.
    Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education
    • Post Graduate Diploma in various clinical nursing specialties relevant to intellectual disability nursing
    • Progression internationally to second cycle (i.e. “Bologna masters”) degree programmes is also possible.
    Career Opportunities
    The main employers are:
    • The Health Service Executive
    • Other Public Services
    • Private Sector Nursing Homes
    Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
    • Staff Nurse
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Clinical Nurse Manager
    • Nursing Lecturer
    According to the feedback we received from our First Destination survey, the starting salary for recent graduates was €30,453. The prospects for nursing graduates are very good with the majority of graduates finding suitable employment immediately on successful completion of the programme.
    Health Declaration & Garda Clearance
    See: Nursing Overview Page.
    FETAC/NCVA Applicants
    2 places on FETAC quota. See: Nursing Overview Page.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education
    CAO Code  LY907
    LYIT internal code  LY_NECCE_D
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  24
    Mature Applicants Places:  2
    Foundation Places:  2
    FETAC Places:  2 (FETAC quota considered on round zero only)
    National Framework Level  7
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme may suit those who wish to pursue an interesting and worthwhile career in early childhood care and education. Applicants should have:
    • An interest in acquiring the skills necessary to engage in the care and education of infants and young children from a wide variety of the social spectrum;
    • A capacity to analyse problems and apply solutions based on best practice;
    • Good communication skills;
    • An interest in working with and contributing to the physical, psychological, social and educational needs of infants and young children.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Entry to the course will be via normal CAO Applications Processes. The course will be available to applicants who meet the following criteria:
    Standard Code applicants must have passed at least 5 Leaving Certificate Subjects, including the following subjects:
    • English or Irish at 0D3 or higher (not Foundation Level Irish).
    • Leaving Cert Maths: 0rdinary level at grade D3 or better, or Higher Level at grade E or better or Foundation maths at grade B2 or higher
    • At least 3 other subjects at 0D3 or higher.

    Or

    Have equivalent international qualifications to those outlined above. The minimum entry requirements may be accumulated from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate or an equivalent examination. All applicants who meet the minimum requirements or who are taking the correct combination of subjects in the Leaving Certificate, or an equivalent examination are eligible to apply and will be ranked and selected on points.
    For information on how overseas examinations are assessed see: scoring
    Or
    Have obtained a full FETAC Childcare Award at level 5: DCHSC Childcare, including distinctions in at least three of the following modules:
    • D20153 Working in Childcare
    • D20159 Caring for Children
    • D20005 Child Development
    • D20007 Early Childhood Education

    Or

    Have obtained a full FETAC Childcare Award at level 6: DCXXX Childcare.

    Alternatively

    The following Applicants may apply directly to the admissions office in LYIT for entry to year 2
    • FETAC level 5 in DCH + CACHE
    • FETAC DCXXX Childcare (level 6)
    FETAC Quota
    A quota of 2 places is reserved for those presenting FETAC results.
    All applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements or who are taking the correct combination of subjects in the Leaving Certificate or an equivalent Examination are eligible to apply through the COA and will be ranked and selected on points.
    FETAC applicants click
    N.B. Garda Clearance
    Offer of places on this programme is subject to Garda Clearance. This is in accordance with the Child Care (Pre-school Services) Regulations (2006). The Institute will apply a similar process to that of other programmes requiring Garda Clearance.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/Semester Proposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits Class hours per week
     1/1  Human Physiology & Health 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Introduction to Social And Behavioural Sciences Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Learn Research And IT - 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Social Policy Mandatory  5  6
     Early Childcare Practice 1 Mandatory  5  6
     Work Placement Mandatory  5  30
     1/2  Human Physiology & Health 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Sociology And Lifespan Psychology Mandatory  5  5
     Learning to Learn Research And IT - 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Introduction to Early Childhood Studies Mandatory  5  6
     Early Childcare Practice 2 Mandatory  5  6
     Work Placement Mandatory  5  30
     2/3  Individual Differences Sociology And Law 1 Mandatory  5  5
     Primary Health Care Mandatory  5  6
     Child Health and Well-being 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Curriculum Studies 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Early Childcare Practice 3 Mandatory  5  5
     Work Placement Mandatory  5  30
     2/4  Individual Differences Sociology And Law 2 Mandatory  5  5
     Understanding Children's Behaviour Mandatory  5  4
     Pedagogy and Curriculum 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Curriculum Studies 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Early Childcare Practice 4 Mandatory  5  6
     Work Placement Mandatory  5  30
     3/5  Child Health and Well-being 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Applied Research Methods Mandatory  5  4
     Pedagogy and Curriculum 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Children and Family Studies 1 Mandatory  5  4
     Early Childcare Practice 5 Mandatory  5  4
     Work Placement Mandatory  5  30
     3/6  Healthcare Management Mandatory  5  4
     Children and Family Studies 2 Mandatory  5  4
     Developmental Psychology Mandatory  5  4
     First Aid Mandatory  5  5
     Early Childcare Practice 6 Mandatory  5  4
     Work Placement Mandatory  5  30
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course the graduate will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding in the following specialist areas and be able to apply this to the practice of early childhood care and education:
    • Biological & Related Sciences
    • Social & Behavioural Sciences
    • Child Health and Well-being
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Applied Research
    • Childcare Management
    Work Placement
    Work placement is an integral part of each semester and provides students with an opportunity to learn from experience through supervised practice. Experiential learning in this way provides opportunities to reflect on practice and to apply theory to practice. The work placement also provides the student with opportunities for observation and engagement in needs assessment, early childhood curriculum planning and implementation.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this course it is anticipated that learners will have the opportunity to continue their studies to a level 8 Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education.
    What are the job prospects?
    The childcare Act 1991 and ensuing regulation of early childhood care and education together with other national initiatives has created a strong demand for graduates of childcare studies who are able to work across traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries. Consequently, childcare and education is a rapidly expanding service that is providing career and further educational opportunities for graduates.
    The main employers are:
    • Private Sector Childcare Facilities such as crèches, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, homework clubs;
    • The Health Services – special needs services, family support services and community services
    • Primary Schools – classroom assistant;
    • Other Public Services – specialist advisor, researcher, social planning.
    This course begins in September each year.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science in Health and Social Care

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Health and Social Care
    CAO Code  LY978
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years
    Standard Code Places:  20
    Mature Applicants Places:  2
    Foundation Places:  2
    FETAC Places:  2 (FETAC quota considered on round zero only)
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This is a four year programme in which students develop the skills necessary to assimilate an understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the subject, as well as more general or specialised skills which will be widely transferable. Students will undertake a critical examination of contrasting perspectives which provide insight into the varied experiences of health and social care. On successful completion students will be able to work independently and identify the need for knowledge acquisition and skill development on an ongoing basis in general health and social care or selected including Disability studies or Ageing and care specialised strands.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    At least 6 Leaving Certificate Subjects, including the following subjects:
    • English or Irish at 0D3 or higher (not Foundation Level Irish).
    • Mathematics OD3/FB2/HE
    • At least 4 other subjects
    Applicants must have a minimum of Grade C3 in at least two higher-level papers and a minimum of Grade D3 in the remaining papers.
    or
    Have obtained a full FETAC Level 5 5M2786/DCHCC or 5M2009/DCHSC including distinctions in at least three of the following modules:
    • D20032/5N1770:                       Human Growth & Development
    • D20003/5N1765:                       Care Provision & Practice
    • D20165/5N1764:                       Safety & Health at Work
    • G20001/5N0690:                        Communications
    • D20163/5N2770:                        Care Skills
    • D20164/5N0758:                       Care Support 
    Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2 and Year 3.
    Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí. If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily. If it is not, students will not be able to fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course. Students will also be vetted prior to placement by the relevant placement provider.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introduction to Psychology & Sociology Mandatory  10  8
     Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory  5  5
     Professional Scholarship Mandatory  5  6
     Recreational Activities Mandatory  10  8
     1/2  Health Promotion Mandatory  5  5
     Ageing & Care Mandatory  10  10
     Child Protection and Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory  10  8
     Psychological Health & Well-being Mandatory  5  5
     2/3  Law & Ethics Mandatory  5  6
     Preparation for Practice Mandatory  10  7
     Disability Studies Mandatory  10  9
     Children &Families Support Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Practice Placement 1 Mandatory  30  30hrs x 12 wks
     3/5  Youth Work & Community Practice Mandatory  15  10
     Promoting Positive Behaviour Mandatory  5  6
     Research Process & Methods Mandatory  5  6
     Methods & Approaches in Health & Social Care Mandatory  5  6
     3/6 Practice Placement 2 Mandatory  30  30hrs x 12 wks
     4/7  Research for Evidence Based Practice Mandatory  5  6
     Management and Leadership Mandatory  10  8
     Social Policy and Economics GE1: Elective  10  6
     Practice Placement 3 GE1: Elective  5  30
     Independent Learning Project GE1: Elective  5  30
     Welfare Provision and Dementia Care GE2: Elective  10  6
     Practice Placement 3 GE2: Elective  5  30
     Independent Learning Project GE2: Elective  5  30
     Advanced Studies of Disability GE3: Elective  10  6
     Practice Placement 3 GE3: Elective  5  30
     Independent Learning Project GE3: Elective  5  30
     4/8  Teaching & Assessment for Professional Development Mandatory  5  6
     Counselling Theory & Practice Elective  10  8
     Addiction Studies Elective  10  7
     Therapeutic Interventions in Social Care GE1: Elective  5  5
     Anti-Discriminatory Practice GE1: Elective  10  5
     Wellbeing in Ageing GE2: Elective  5  5
     Rights of the Older Person GE2: Elective  10  5
     Promoting Independent Living & Self Care GE3: Elective  5  5
     Disability Rights and Risk Management GE3: Elective  10  5
    GE1 – General Health and Social Care elective
    GE2 – Group electives for the Ageing and Care elective
    GE3 – Group electives for the Disability Studies elective
    Learning Outcomes
    In this proposed programme students will develop the ability to make comparisons between a range of health and social care contexts, such as individual and institutional contexts and national and international. Drawing on their ability to locate, review and evaluate research findings they will articulate central theoretical arguments within a variety of health and social care studies and apply same to their chosen industry environment.
      On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Develop evaluative and analytic skills, to assess the outcomes of policy interventions in relation to health and social care as they impact on individuals and communities;
    • Demonstrate the skills necessary to support culturally competent and ethical practice, leadership and education relevant to health and social care practice and maintain detailed, comprehensive and confidential records of work;
    • Competently communicate in ways relevant to both academic and practice contexts;
    • Activate skills and knowledge through positive engagement in a practice setting;
    • Engage in critical self-reflection; develop self-confidence and the capacity for independent learning;
    • Link theoretical knowledge with empirical enquiry to evaluate research findings and engage critically with the principal debates in the subject.
    Placement
    Placement is an integral part of the course. It will provide the student with exposure to the Healthcare and Social setting for the purpose of acquiring skills to meet the holistic needs of a range of client groups. It will also allow for the student to reflect on his/her practice. Year 3 and 4 placement will be aligned with students’ specific  elective module choice and streaming where applicable and relevant
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme students will have the opportunity to continue their studies to progress to Masters programmes in other IOTs or universities such as the MA/MSc programmes in Social Work available in UU and QUB, MPhil in Health Sciences – Social Care, NUIG, MA in Social Studies WIT, MA in Advanced Social Care Practice AIT, MA in Social Work & Social Policy TCD, MA in Social Care Management LIT, Ma in Addiction Studies DBS, Advanced Healthcare Practice UL
    Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    On completion of this programme students will have a wide range of transferable skills applicable to a broad spectrum of areas to include residential childcare, intellectual disability services, respite services, adult services, older people, health promotion, women’s aid and nursing homes. Typical jobs which are current graduates are finding include Social Care Worker, Project Worker, Family Liaison Officer, Healthcare Assistant, Youth worker, Campaigns Officer (Charity sector), Social Care Leader, Support Worker and Relief Support Worker.s.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Social Studies

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Social Studies
    CAO Code  N/A
    LYIT internal code  LY_NHLSS_B
    Duration  1 Year, post level 7 degree
    Standard Code Places: 30
    Mature Applicants Places:  N/A
    Foundation Places:  N/A
    FETAC Places:  N/A
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This new and exciting 1 year add-on degree to the level 7 programme will provide the graduate with an in-depth comprehensive knowledge and work place experience in two of the more complex and essential services required in society i.e. health and social care.

    Minimum Entry Requirements
    This is a two semester add-on honours degree programme for students who have achieved a level 7 B.Sc. in Health and Social Studies. Students who have completed an equivalent programme at level 7 with appropriate learning outcomes would also be considered for acceptance.

    Garda Clearance
    Offer of places on this programme is subject to Garda Clearance. The Institute will apply a similar process to that of other programmes requiring Garda Clearance.

     What will I have to study?

    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7 Gender Studies Mandatory  3  5
    Culture and Diversity Mandatory  6  5
    International Perspectives in Health & Social Care Mandatory  3  10
    Crisis Intervention/Risk Management in the Social Care Context Mandatory  3  10
     4/8 Research Proposal Mandatory  3  10
    Innovation & Entrepreneurship Mandatory  3  5
    Community Development Elective  3  10
    Addicting Studies Elective  3  10
    Media & Social Care Elective  3  10
    Work Placement 2 Mandatory  30  5
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the graduate will have demonstrated their ability to:
    • Critically reflect upon their practice in the Health and Social Care setting and encourage others to discuss the provision of the best up to date care and evidence based practise nationally and internationally
    • Identify and discuss the characteristics of entrepreneurs, engage with entrepreneurial figures, the conditions for entrepreneurial activity and the culture of innovation
    • Provide a rationale for the necessity of making crisis prevention and risk management related assessments and decisions
    • Critique the origins and concept of gender role stereotypes
    • Identify, describe and distinguish different legal organisational structures in relation to inequalities and discrimination
    • Understand and analyse addiction and recovery in a transcultural legislative and historical context
    • Appraise critically ethical issues when researching vulnerable groups
    Work Placement
    The work placement in semester 8 will enhance the learner’s ability to integrate theory and practice and increase their knowledge of research skills and attitudes towards ethical practice in a professional setting. It will also enable the learner to become a safe, caring and competent decision maker, willing to take personal and professional accountability for evidence based practice. 
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available
    The degree matches the requirements for postgraduate professional training in Social Work in the Republic of Ireland and in the UK/Northern Ireland. The course also allows graduates to take programmes leading to Masters degree (by research) or a Doctoral Degree (by research) internally at LYIT or through a range of other institutes of technology and universities in Ireland and abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    The programme will provide the graduate with an in-depth comprehensive knowledge and work place experience in two of the more complex and essential services required in society i.e. health and social care. On completion of the programme the learner will have the academic preparation to present themselves for a variety of career paths in many different arenas within the Health and Social Care environment both nationally and internationally.
    Career pathways such as management/co-ordinating role in social and healthcare within private or public sector organisations, community development, social enterprise, youth development, special needs, voluntary organisations and advocacy groups.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    • Contact Dr. Gertie Taggart, Head of School of Science, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
    • E- Mail: GertieTaggart@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186301

  • » Higher Diplomas in Science in Nursing Specialties

    Code Title
     LY_NNSAE_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Accident & Emergency Nursing
     LY_NNSCC_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Critical Care Nursing
     LY_NNPTN_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Peri-operative Theatre Nursing
     LY_NNTWM_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Tissue Viability & Wound Management
     LY_NNGEN_G  Higher Diploma in Science in General Nursing (Older Person)
     LY_NNREN_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Renal Nursing
     LY_NNTRO_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Trauma & Orthopaedic Nursing
     LY_NNONC_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Oncology Nursing
     LY_NNMEN_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Mental Health Nursing (Adult)
     LY_NNMHO_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Mental Health Nursing (Older Person)
     LY_NNICB_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Intellectual Disability Nursing (Challenging Behaviour)
     LY_NNIOP_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Intellectual Disability Nursing (Older Person)
    N.B.
    Please note that the above programmes are only offered subject to Health Service Executive need. Thus all programmes may not be available every year. For further details contact the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
    Entry Requirements
    1. Registration or eligibility to register as a Nurse with An Bord Altranais.
    2. Two years post registration experience, of which six months is in the intended area of specialisation.
    3. Candidates must be employed in the relevant specialty for the duration of the programme.
    Selection Process
    Candidates who meet the entry requirements and have the approval of their employer will be required to undertake an assessment procedure and eligible applicants will be ranked. The assessment will include a written and oral presentation and interview and will normally takes place in mid May.
    Course Fee
    There is a fee for each programme. In some instances this fee may be covered by the HSE. However, applicants should make internal enquiries from their employers and seek confirmation for any such arrangement before making any such assumption.
    Applications
    Programmes generally commence in September each year but applications must be submitted to the Registry at LYIT several months in advance. Normally applications should be submitted by February 1st in the proposed year of entry. On time Applications are free of charge.
    At the sole discretion of LYIT, late applications may be accept up until May 1st but, where accepted, these applications will attract a late application fee of €90 *.
    First round offers will normally issue in July. Successful applicants will be required to reply promptly. In the event that an applicant should fail to respond correctly or on time the offer will lapse and the place may be offered to the next person on the waiting list.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

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